High Wind Warning Friday into Saturday
Strong winds will spread across southeast Wyoming Friday and into Saturday prompting the National Weather Service to issue a High Wind Warning. Winds out of the west at 40 to 50 miles per hour can be expected, with gusts near 70 MPH possible.
Driving, especially in the open and on the interstates will be dangerous today and tomorrow for high profile vehicles. There is a high blow-over risk.
The winds are a prelude to expected winter weather that is forecast for parts of Wyoming this weekend.
URGENT - WEATHER MESSAGE National Weather Service Cheyenne WY 301 AM MST Fri Nov 23 2018 ...STRONG WINDS DEVELOPING IN THE WIND CORRIDORS OF SOUTHEAST WYOMING BY THIS EVENING...BECOMING MORE WIDESPREAD OVERNIGHT AND FRIDAY INTO THE VALLEYS AND HIGH PLAINS... ...PERIODS OF STRONG WINDS CONTINUING THROUGH SATURDAY... WYZ103-105-106-110-240000- /O.CON.KCYS.HW.W.0044.000000T0000Z-181125T0000Z/ North Laramie Range-Shirley Basin- Central Laramie Range and Southwest Platte County- North Snowy Range Foothills- Including the cities of Garrett, Medicine Bow, Shirley Basin, Bordeaux, Arlington, and Elk Mountain 301 AM MST Fri Nov 23 2018 ...HIGH WIND WARNING REMAINS IN EFFECT UNTIL 5 PM MST SATURDAY... * TIMING...Now until 5 PM MST Saturday. * WINDS...West 40 to 50 MPH with frequent gusts up to 70 MPH. Occasional wind gusts up to 80 MPH are possible. The strongest winds will occur Friday morning and afternoon. * IMPACTS...Strong crosswinds will create dangerous travel for light weight and high profile vehicles, including camping and travel trailers. There is an extreme blowover risk on north to south oriented sections of roads, including Interstate 80 near Arlington and Elk Mountain, and Interstate 25 between Chugwater and Wheatland. In addition, periods of snow late Friday night through Saturday may result in very low visibilities and slick road conditions at times. PRECAUTIONARY/PREPAREDNESS ACTIONS... A High Wind Warning means a hazardous high wind event is expected or occurring. Sustained wind speeds of at least 40 mph or gusts of 58 mph or more can lead to property damage. &&